In 1988, Bryan Bradley launched his New York clothing label, Tuleh, to the delight of New York's social set, who were drawn to his use of colorful prints, embellished fabrics, deep necklines, and ruffled hemlines. Bryan has been described by his peers as one of the most colorful American designers, and during Fashion Week in February, he presented his upcoming fall collection.
The fall Tuleh collection is a blend of optimism and cynicism. Looking back to the 1940s and '50s, the collection blends tailored lines and restrained femininity with a distinctly modern twist. The Tuleh brand is a mixture of American sportswear and couture -- and this mixture makes the Tuleh 2008 tuxedo look one of Bryan's personal favorites. The tuxedo jacket, made in silk and lurex, was hand dyed in the Tuleh studio to obtain an amazing purple color. The masculine shirt with French cuffs is 100 percent silk satin; the soft, slightly flared pants are in silk velvet.
In 2007, Bradley created a line for Lord and Taylor, which includes blouses, sweaters, T-shirts, sunglasses, snow boots, fur stoles, mittens, and knit cardigans.
Thanks to designer Bryan Bradley for giving us a look at the fall 2008 Tuleh collection. For more information on his Lord and Taylor line, visit lordandtaylor.com.